We encourage you to secure indoor seating now by booking your reservation. Alta Calidad does not take reservations for its outdoor seating, instead it is offered on a first-come basis. We respectfully request that guests do not make a reservation indoors, if their intent is to dine outdoors. Thank you and we look forward to hosting you!
pork belly, potatoes, poblano rice, avocado aioli
Charred Steak Tacos
crispy chihuahua cheese, tomatillo salsa, cilantro
Crispy Tempura Shrimp Tacos
cabbage remoulade, salsa negra, chorizo powder
Alta Calidad is one of our favorite dinner spots and it turns out that the brunch is just as good! They mix great cocktails to boot!
Higher end Mexican food. Reasonably priced. Great margaritas and friendly service. It was a little noisy around our sidewalk table but it did not take take away from a very nice dinner!
chilaquiles come out very inconsistent every week. some days it's delicious, with amazing salsa y perfect consistency. others it's like the served cardboard in a minuscule amount of bad salsa. sometimes the overcook the eggs sometimes they come out perfect.
Food was good. Service was ok.
I would not go back to this restaurant.
Lovely service, excellent authentic Mexican, delicious street corn,
Perfect server, fabulous margaritas. C’mon over and partake—la vida fantastica!
The food was fantastic and the service staff were charming. Each and every one! We did have to wait a bit for our reserved table but they were most apologetic and accommodating.
AMAZING would definitely go back! You must try the octopus!
Food is always off the charts delicious. Staff are a little backed up but that's to be expected with post-pandemic staffing shortages everywhere. I love that outdoor dining has made it possible to get into this restaurant more than was possible in the past! It used to be hard to score a table because the indoor space is so small.
Every item we ate was delicious. We ate outside, and I am glad. Inside was too noisy. I will be back and will bring friends and family from the neighborhood.
Great food & service!
I'm from Dallas, but I keep coming back here. Love it!
Host and servers were great- excellent cocktails, fish & vegi tacos & loved the yuca tots! Def going back:)
blown away by several dishes- the octopus and pork belly, yellow corn, brussell sprouts.
On July 2, 2021, this was the first time for my friend and I to dine at this reataurant. I am finding most Mexican dining tired and unimaginative. Not “Alta Calidad”, which translates as “high quality”. And high quality it is! We dined on beef brisket tacos adobo with banana leaves, guajillo and chihuahua cheese as an appetizer; for main dishes—“Berkshire”pork shoulder with salsa cruda and pineapple along with side of Brussels sprouts infused in Meyer lemon and guajillo honey; and finally for dessert, churros in acacia honey and stole chocolate sauce. We just had a sample of their outstanding selections.
They have both indoor and permanent outdoor (in fair weather) dining opportunities including the weekend Vanderbilt Avenue Open Streets dining. Topping this great cuisine is the very fast and most courteous service provided as a team, from friendly greeting by host Brian, wait person Saul and very fast as courteous delivery and cleanup by Nicolas. We were treated as if we were already longtime diners. As I live in the neighborhood, I probably will become one!
A must dine at establishment
Appreciate the attentive service and concise menu- all of which was delicious. Admittedly, the portions felt small for their price (except for the Brussels) but it was worthwhile to support local restaurants.
Went for lunch during the heatwave and was shocked at how poorly airconditioned the restaurant was. Both my friend and I found it close to unbearable. The food was half outstanding and superb and half unmemorable. Staff was efficient but disaffected, but I can't imagine what it's like to wait tables in the heat in that place.
I dined here on June 28 when it was 93 degrees in the city. The air conditioning couldn’t cope and, literally, we perspired through the meal. We saw some people come in and walk out when they sensed how hot it was. I’ve ordered delivery three times from Alta Calidad and the food was outstanding, but dining in the restaurant today was miserable. I’ll stick to delivery until the fall.
One of my favorite restaurants. I’m never disappointed!
Flawless meal again! Our favorite restaurant hands down in Brooklyn.
Definitely get the guacamole! I really liked the fish taco as well! Yum! Second time here and will definitely come back again.
Make reservations, the seats fill quickly. But it’s also worth the wait. Get some chips and freshly made guacamole (reminds me of Isla de Mujers on a lazy Wednesday), order the steak tacos and the yuca tots and you’ll be very satisfied. The fish tacos and octopus/pork belly skewers are the bomb too. Service was excellent. Ambiance was loud and lively at the closed-off Vanderbilt Ave. summer thing they’re doing. It’s a nice way to watch the day/week cool down and get dark.
I have eaten at Alta Calidad many times. The food and the drinks are excellent. I love the steak tacos. Recently I had the octopus and it was best I've ever tasted. The service is always good and the prices are very reasonable.
Alta Calidad is a terrific place to eat, drink and meet friends. It is a place which seems focused on you enjoying yourself. I highly recommend it!
Absolutely amazing, Shrimp tacos and tres leches were the best I’ve ever had
The food lacked flavor, and the margaritas seeming were made with pre-made mix.
The food was great my only complain is that Chips were not as fresh as I expected.
A brief menu. We liked everything we had, but didn't feel particularly welcome or looked after, which was odd because there were no other people in the restaurant and about 10 workers
Friendly and delicious! It's a small space so reserve ahead.
The manager/host was lovely & welcoming, but the server NEVER checked to see if we were enjoying our dinner, & the quesadilla was terrible (very little cheese, did not seem to be Oaxacan as promised, blanketed in a flavorless white sauce).
We really enjoyed our meal, hadn't been to Vanderbilt in Park slope on a Fri/Sat night yet and wow was it bumping! The streets being blocked off give it a block party feel, and there were hundreds of people on the street.
Food was fantastic. I got the cheese fundido, and was surprisingly still hungry for the shrimp tempura tacos. My girlfriend got the octopus, and I couldn't resist a side of the street corn. Every item was delicious, and I walked away STUFFED.
My only gripe of the night was the service. They didn't seen too busy, but it was a challenge to grab our server for anything, and the food took forever. My girlfriend and I don't mind chilling outside in the night air for a while, but some would definitely get impatient.
The food is on the spendy side, but everything was absolutely delicious. Great service as well.
Always like this place. Great outdoor seating! Been a great place to go during the pandemic. Servers are very friendly and attentive.
Delicious margaritas! We appreciated the attentive and friendly (yet unobtrusive) service from all the staff. We loved the roasted fish tacos and queso fundido. We enjoyed our first visit and plan to come back soon.
The meal was absolutely delicious! My friends and I had a great time brunch-ing with strong and tasty. I had been here for dinner before and am happy to add brunch to my list of faves to go to.
Delicious tacos. Will be coming back again
Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. Would go back again. Thanks!
The places with simple menus usually have the best food. I had the charred steak tacos, very good.
Fantastic spot for quality Mexican food and amazing fresh margaritas. Never disappoints!
These are the Tacos you want!
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Alta Calidad is rated 4.6 stars by 273 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.